Network bandwidth and usage are only two of many issues to consider before implementing an IP telephony solution.
By Chris Smith
While it's true that toll-call charges, both nationally and internationally, have come down in the past few years, most new phone systems being installed today are not traditional TDM-based, circuit-switched PBX systems, but instead IP voice and data networks.
Mashups offer enormous potential for new business functionality by consolidating disparate information into a single interface and streamlining the manner in which enterprise data and applications are used.
Written by David Brault
Editor's Note: This article contains excerpts from "Bringing Mashups to Your Enterprise Business Applications," a free white paper that you can download from the MC White Paper Center.
Since its roots in the music scene, where songs from different artists got blended into new versions, the term "mashup" has now morphed into an exciting new way to build Web applications. Mashup technology has garnered a lot of excitement over the last five years because mashups provide a better end-user experience, allow us to look at existing information in a new light, and are easy to create. In fact, some analysts view mashups as a way to offload a portion of a company's development and design work to their users since mashups are so easy to put together that they can be created without possessing any application development skills.